Germany's 2014 World Cup-winning football team is pitted against European club football champions Real Madrid in the best team category for the 2015 Laureus awards, officials announced Wednesday.
Germany midfielder Sami Khedira is facing a race against time to recover from injury and enter Germany coach Joachim Loew`s World Cup calculations.
Germany will play three more friendly matches as part of their World Cup preparations, including a May 15 clash against Poland in Hamburg, the German football federation (DFB) said Friday.
Germany coach Joachim Loew said on Monday that his decision to field an experimental line-up in Tuesday`s friendly against England at Wembley Stadium is not a sign of disrespect.
Germany and Real Madrid midfielder Sami Khedira has had successful surgery on torn knee ligaments and he may be available for the World Cup, according to Germany team doctor Hans-Wilhelm Mueller-Wohlfahrt.
Borussia Dortmund players Marcel Schmelzer, Mario Gotze and Marco Reus have pulled out of Germany`s friendly with France on Wednesday.
Germany is hoping that their “lucky charm”, Chancellor Angela Merkel, will inspire them to victory against Greece in the quarter-finals of the Euro 2012.
In his first exclusive column for Goal.com, the former goalkeeper fears Joachim Low`s side will suffer due to a lack of preparation time but expects the two hosts to impress.
Germany and Netherland have named their respective preliminary squad for the pre-Euro 2012 championship training.
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